Did you know? Naseeruddin Shah was furious with Vishal Bharadwaj and ace writer Gulzar? Shah felt the two secretly had an agenda against him, read deets

Bhardwaj shares a close-knit rapport with Shah, harking back to their early days when they shared moments of recreation and camaraderie. In a recent interview, Bhardwaj recollected an incident where he inadvertently broke the seasoned actor’s nose a mere day before a crucial shoot.

Vishal Bhardwaj, a multifaceted artist encompassing filmmaking, writing, and musicianship, has collaborated with some of Bollywood’s most illustrious luminaries, including the esteemed actor Naseeruddin Shah. Bhardwaj shares a close-knit rapport with Shah, harking back to their early days when they shared moments of recreation and camaraderie. In a recent interview, Bhardwaj recollected an incident where he inadvertently broke the seasoned actor’s nose a mere day before a crucial shoot.

In a candid conversation on “Unfiltered with Samdish,” director Vishal Bhardwaj delved into his profound connection with Naseeruddin Shah. Casting our minds back in time, Bhardwaj unveiled a memorable episode that left the venerable actor in a profuse bout of bleeding. He narrated the story of a spirited cricket match, where Shah assumed the role of wicketkeeper, and he himself took center stage as the star bowler. Bhardwaj explained that during the game, he would unfailingly provide a warning to Shah whenever he geared up to deliver a rapid bowl.

Yet, on that fateful day, Naseeruddin Shah seemingly failed to heed the caution. Consequently, when Bhardwaj released the ball, it struck the actor’s nose directly. The celebrated “Ishqiya” actor crumpled to the ground, and his pristine white shirt became a canvas for the crimson torrent of blood. Bhardwaj recollected, “They were escorting him out, and he was consistently showering me with expletives. He exclaimed, ‘I have a shoot tomorrow,’ venting his frustration. It was in the heat of the moment. Ice was applied, and he eventually recovered.”

Furthermore, Bhardwaj divulged that post the incident, the renowned screenwriter and film director, Gulzar, ventured onto the tennis court after an absence of three decades. There, he happened upon Naseeruddin Shah’s son, Imaad. Unexpectedly, Naseeruddin reached out to Bhardwaj the following morning. “I believed he would reprimand me once again (for the broken nose),” Bhardwaj confessed.

Naseeruddin did reproach him, but not for his own blunder. He vented his ire at Gulzar for unintentionally inflicting injury upon his son. Bhardwaj further recounted, “He said, ‘Do you and Gulzar saab have some kind of vendetta?’ I inquired, ‘What occurred?’ He explained, ‘Both of you seem to be after my family.’ Then he disclosed, ‘Gulzar saab went to Khar today and hurled a ball, inadvertently breaking Imaad’s nose.'”